I hit the ground running after Rose Tourney and haven't really stopped.
Last week was spent preparing for an event on Saturday, where I had to remake a set of sleeves to go with my dress (naturally...) then followed by the demo for the Caponi Art Park on Sunday.
The demo this year was fabulous! We had 13 fighters (12 who fought, including 2 knights), demonstrating both rapier and armored combat. We had 18 artisans demonstrating cooking, coin making, pewter casting, fiber arts, music, leather working, fire starting and simply wearing beautiful garb and speaking to people all day. We had all canvas structures, 1 pavilion and 8 shade flys. We had banners/ pennants, Royalty, Peers, Nobility and most important we had 700 people come through the park! That is an unprecidented number of people. All of them had excellent questions and everyone seemed to have a good time and be generally interested. It was a thrilling day and I loved every minute of it.
I was on site early and set up in the rain. I did not enjoy this portion of the day and shouted a number of oaths skyward. P had to bring me a change of garb cause I was soaked through. The rain stopped, the sun came out and the day was beautiful. Simply perfect! We went to Eleanor and Tristan's place afterward for grilling, chilli and hanging out. It was a lovely end to the day, but naturally I stayed too late visiting and got home and crashed. I didn't unload the van until Monday, but everything is put away and borrowed items have been returned.
Now I need to get the house ready for guests on Thursday and the Housewarming on the 18th.